Had rhinoplasty and my nose is swollen and crooked. Is this normal? Why is this happening? When will it go away?
Will my Nose Stay Crooked?
Doctor Answers 2
Crooked nose after rhinoplasty
It is really hard to answer the question without pictures but as far as swelling, an open rhinoplasty will nit settle completely for a year or more. Closed rhinoplasty can settle much earlier but you must also be patient before judging the final result. As far as crookedness, your nose is unlikely to straighten more during recovery but pictures would be necessary to advise you further. I hope this helps, All the best, Rian A. Maerckd M.D.
Crookedness after rhinoplasty
It's hard but important to stay patient during your recovery and to be diligent attending your follow-up appointments with your surgeon. However, it is important to remember that rhinoplasty is about obtaining improvement not perfection. This is especially true when having rhinoplasty for the deviated or crooked nose-it is impossible to get a nose completely straight and symmetrical.
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